Each year, tens of thousands of American equines—working, racing and companion horses, donkeys, mules and even children's ponies—are horrifically slaughtered for human consumption. They are inhumanely transported long distances across our borders, in cramped trailers without food, water or rest.
They are then brutally killed, and their meat is shipped overseas. Sadly, the vast majority of the equines who become victims of this predatory and deceptive industry are young, healthy animals who could have led productive lives with loving owners if they'd been given the chance.
The last horse slaughter plants in the U.S. closed years ago, and Congress has consistently voted to keep them shuttered by prohibiting funding for horse slaughter inspections within U.S. borders. Unfortunately, this prohibition does not prevent the inhumane transport of American equines to other countries for slaughter for human consumption.
Congress must act to completely end this terrible cruelty once and for all. The Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act would permanently ban domestic horse slaughter in the U.S. and stop the export of American horses for slaughter abroad -- practices that 80% of Americans support banning.
This vital legislation is needed to fully protect our horses from ending up on foreign dinner plates. Horses have stood by us as our loyal companions throughout history, and we owe it to them to protect them from abuse.
Please make a brief, polite phone call to your U.S. Representative and ask them to support H.R.3355, the SAFE Act. Look up your legislator's phone number. You can simply say, "As someone who cares about horses, I urge you to cosponsor the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act, and do all that you can to get it enacted quickly."
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